Monday, June 1, 2009

It's June!

June.
My baby girl is getting married in just a few days.
It's hard to put my feelings into words.
Gratitude.
Love.
Excitement.
And just the slightest twinge of sadness.
I read something the other day that made me pause - "Raising a child is the only relationship you have where, if you do it right, it will end in separation."
I'm genuinely happy and thrilled for my daughter, and our family, and trusting that we'll navigate this new season with some grace. (Lord, let it be!)
So, my scripture memory project for the first two weeks in June is an old favorite passage which I've never completely committed to memory. It's my prayer for our family - and yours!


"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19

I love The Message translation of these verses also:

"And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.
"

Reach out and grasp the love of Christ!

5 comments:

Brian Crain said...

You have done a great job in the family region. Me and Hannah want to model a lot of our parenting after things we learned via the Youngs.. Great verse as well.

Kasey said...

I'm excited about the upcoming wedding festivities!! Love the verse also.. I realized about this time last year that I needed to store that one in my heart... it comes back often!

California Isoms said...

Amen! I don't know how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did. Thanks for these words today. I needed to hear them. BTW, your blog is adorable!

Jon said...

I'm happy for you guys!

Shellie Tomlinson said...

Great post, honey child. That Message translation version, never heard it, but if possible it made me love one of my fav verses more than ever!

May your daughter's wedding be a day full of grace and truth with family and friends galore!

Switching gears now-- did you get my email last week?